21. ST. SCHOLASTICA’S MONASTERY
SHILLONG DIOCESE – LATIN RITE
Umran, Naya Bungalow P.O
Phone (03638) 202072
Cell : 09863015635
Founded on 04.12.1991
This house is Shanti Nilayam’s second foundation and is a living memorial of the centenary of the Church in the North East India.
In December 1990, Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario who recognized the hidden fruitfulness of contemplative life, invited the Shanti Nilayam Community to his diocese in North East India. Initially, four sisters from Shanti Nilayam Abeey stayed at the Bishop’s House in Guwahati, Assam until the construction of a guest house at Umran was completed. In March 1992, monastic life at Umran was officially inaugurated and on 2nd April 1995, the newly built monastery was blessed by Bishop Resto of shillong.
The community has a piggery, a fishery, a small dairy, poultry farm, cultivation, host-making and a guest house.
Sr. Mary Thomas Palackal
Superior, Appointed 12.12.1990
Solemnly Professed Sisters-4, Candidate - 3 , Secular Oblates-5
LOCATION AND ROUTES
In Umran, on the road from Guwahati to Shillong 66 km from Guahati and 33 km from Shillong.
By Car :
Umran is accessible by NH7 from Gauhati or Shillongs.
By Bus :
From Gauhati bus station, take a bus to Shillong and get down at Umran and walk to the Monastery.
By Rail :
Upon arrival at Gauhati railway station, follow directions “By Bus”.
By Air :
Upon arrival at Gauhati airport, take an auto to the bus station and follow directions “By Bus”.